The Crucible

Vocabulary words for the Crucible.
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conjured
summoned by oath or spell
faction
small group, usually contentious, within a larger group
abominations
things that elicit great dislike or abhorrence
inert
unable to move or act
partisan
militant supporter of a party, cause, faction or idea
hypocrites
people who say they believe one way, but whose actions show they believe another
calumny
false statements knowingly made to injure someone
prodigious
extraordinary, marvelous
quail
to lose courage; decline; fail; give away
anarchy
political disorder or confusion
ascertain
to find out; detect
diabolism
witchcraft; sorcery
bemused
confused
antagonists
adversaries; opponents
propitiation
appeasement
licentious
having no regard for accepted rules or standards
evade
escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit
ecstatic
in a state of exalted delight
condemnation
severe reproof; strong censure
fraud
deliberate deception for unfair or unlawful gain
pallor
extreme paleness
perplexed
bewildered; puzzled;confused
indignant
filled with an anger aroused by something unjust or unworthy
avidly
enthusiastically
sarcastical
expressing mocking or contemptuous remarks
base
having low moral standards; contemptible; inferior
tainted
having moral defect; infected
ineptly
awkwardly
calamity
disaster
blasphemy
an irreverent or impious act or utterance
menacingly
threateningly
lechery
promiscuity
providence
work of divine direction
daft
crazy; foolish; stupid
contentious
quarrelsome
contemptuous
scornful; disdainful
audible
able to be heard
anonymity
secrecy; having an unknown or unacknowledged name
effrontery
audacity; insulting boldness
qualm
a sensation of misgiving or uneasiness
manifest
something apparent to sight or understanding
remorselessly
mercilessly; having no pity or compassion
contemplation
thoughtful observation or meditation
pretense
the act of pretending
transfixed
rendered motionless with terror, amazement or awe
allegiance
loyalty
beguile
delude; cheat; divert
reprieve
postponement of punishment
statutes
a law, decree or edict
adamant
firm in purpose or opinion; unyielding
incredulously
disbelievingly
indictment
statement of criminal charges
penitence
performing of penance
fanatic
a person possessed by an excessive and irrational zeal, especially for a religious or political cost
predilection
a personal preference
disproportionate
out of proportion; of an unequal size or amount
subservient
acting like a servant
arbitrate
to judge or act as referee
iniquity
wickedness; immorality
deposition
a written statement by a witness
plaintiff
the party that institutes a suit in court
immaculate
without stain; pure
afflict
to trouble or attack, causes physical or mental suffering
unintelligible
incomprehensible; unable to be understood
excommunication
banishment from a church
empower
to invest with authority